Lecturer or Senior Lecturer
School of Public Health
Department of Behavioral and Community Health
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer for Graduate Programs, Professional Track
The Department of Behavioral and Community Health (DBCH) in the School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park (www.sph.umd.edu/department/bch) invites applications for either a lecturer or senior lecturer professional track faculty member. The title of Lecturer at UMD has three levels: lecturer, senior lecturer, and principal lecturer. A senior lecturer is someone who has “an exemplary teaching record over the course of at least five years of full-time instruction or its equivalent as a Lecturer (or similar appointment at another institution) and shall exhibit promise in developing additional skills in the areas of research, service, mentoring, or program development.” For this position, candidates are encouraged who have experience in developing and teaching online graduate courses in behavioral and community health and who have had or who desire to have program development and administration experience.
DBCH is located within a vibrant School of Public Health on the flagship campus of the Maryland University System, and in close proximity to the nation’s capital. The department has approximately 30 faculty members who specialize in social behavioral aspects of community and health promotion. The Department and School offer opportunities for collaboration with faculty in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, environmental health, kinesiology, and family sciences. Additional collaborative opportunities are enabled by partnerships with universities and organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington region.
Qualifications: Candidates for the position must possess a public health degree – either a DRPH or a PhD. Demonstration of previous successful online graduate teaching experience in courses pertaining to the MPH and/or DRPH with a specialization relevant to the department is required. Three years of relevant experience is required for a lecturer and five years for a senior lecturer. Experience in online programs is necessary.
Responsibilities: A successful candidate will be expected to teach two online graduate courses during both the fall and spring semesters and one in summer; he/she will be responsible for online program development and administration. Specific job duties will be negotiated with the candidate based on experience and interests.
Salary: This is a 12-month appointment with generous benefits and leave time. Salary is negotiable, depending upon experience.
Applications: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply at https://ejobs.umd.edu specifying title: Senior Lecturer – Graduate Programs listed under the faculty section. For best consideration, applicants should apply by May 1, 2019. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019. Applications should include the following: 1) cover letter describing qualifications and experience and why this position would be of interest, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a statement of teaching experience and interest, 4) names of three individuals and contact information who can provide references (to be contacted only with candidate’s approval), and 5) depictions of teaching evaluations in table format.